Stay ahead of flu season this year and monitor the virus from the safe distance of your smartphone or computer screen. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on a handful of mobile apps and websites to help protect yourself against this seasonal bug.
Prototype microneedle patch under study by the CDC is well received by early testers. Imagine picking up a flu vaccine at the pharmacy and administering it in the comfort of your home.
Vaccines; crowdsourcing apps to report your symptoms; calling a doc instead of going to the hospital.... Individuals benefit, yes, but the masses even more so.
It's that time of year when you'll go to any length to avoid germs. Keep the flu and other seasonal illnesses at bay by consulting your smartphone first for any local outbreaks. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on apps and sites that track the flu.
Researchers find that those who received five text messages every week about the importance of flu shots were 30 percent more likely to get one than those who only received phone calls.
Google's annual Flu Trends metric was wildly off last year. But scientists were able to leverage the company's data to design a far more successful system.
An explosion of on-demand apps gives a modern twist to some old traditions and even delivers us some new ones we didn't know we needed.
Scientists develop an influenza vaccine delivered by a microneedle patch that patients could easily and painlessly self-administer.
The Squair portable air cleaner promises to use cold plasma to fill your space with pollution-gobbling, bacteria-zapping oxygen atoms.
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